Architecture History + Theory Guest Lecture: Prof David Porter “Learning from Neave Brown: The Poetics of Habitation,” Thursday, March 12, 18:30, Robin Evans Room (M416), Marylebone Campus

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When: Thursday, 12th of March, 18:30

Where: Robin Evans Room (M416), Marylebone Campus, University of Westminster, NW1 5LS

Neave Brown received the RIBA’s Gold Medal in 2018 in recognition of his contribution to the architecture of housing. David Porter worked with him for many years and will use an unpublished Dutch project, the super-dense Projekt Zwollsestraat, to reflect on Brown’s more famous housing projects in Camden: Alexandra Road and Fleet Road. He will explore his approach to the making of architecture and urban space.


David Porter is an architect, urbanist and educator. He was Professor of Architecture at the Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing (2012-8); President of the Architectural Association (2015-8); and Head of the Mackintosh School of Architecture, the Glasgow School of Art (2000-11). From 2011-14 he was also Adjunct Professor in the School of Architecture & Design at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

Formerly a partner in Neave Brown David Porter Architects working on high-density urban projects in the Netherlands, David was also a founding partner of Clements & Porter Architects, is a Fellow of the Royal Incorporation of Architects of Scotland and of the Royal Society of Arts, and a Trustee of Jacksons Lane, North London’s creative performance space. He now teaches in the BA Architecture course here at the University of Westminster.

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